Archives for July 2021

SUCs collaborate with BRIDGES


“Today, ISAT U affirms its commitment to work with BatSU and partner SUCs in the implementation of the MOA for the BRIDGES. We will never waver in our commitment to the MOA and in the development of a strong partnership among the SUCs” said Dr. Muyong in his message during the BRIDGES virtual MOA signing held on July 13, 2021.

The collaborative research undertaking entitled “BRIDGES” or Building Research and Innovation Development Goals for Engineering SUCs is made possible through the efforts and leadership of Batangas State University President and PASUC President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo.

The Virtual MOA Signing Ceremony demonstrates the commitment to collaborate and cooperate in the field of research, education and training, in deciding goals together with other SUCs, in sharing responsibilities, and working together to achieve more than could be achieved by an individual SUC on their own.

ISAT University and the rest of the SUCs responded to the call of collaboration for BRIDGES and are keen to cooperate most especially in the time of technological progress and innovation. The institutional research collaboration aims to bring together SUC researchers with complementary perspectives, interests, skills and knowledge bases to produce new technological knowledge and innovation with physical health, economic and social benefits.

Dr. Gregorio J. Rodis, President, Bataan Peninsula State University, Dr. Anthony M. Penaso, President, Caraga State University, Dr. Manuel M. Muhi, President, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Dr. Ma. Eugenia M. Yangco, President, Rizal Technological University, Dr. Carla A. Ochotorena, President, Western Mindanao State University and Engr. Albertson D. Amante, BRIDGES Focal Person and BatSU VP for Research and Extension Services were among those present during the said virtual gathering.

“I am confident that our partnership will make a positive contribution to the SUCs’ development through education and training specifically on our students, faculty, our internationalization programs, and local and global rankings” added Dr. Muyong.


3 things you need to know about the ISATU library


What are the innovations of the university library since we are in this new normal right now?

“Since last year during the pandemic, we have started our online processes. All requests were done through google form and its being emailed to us by our clienteles. Different innovations were made like for example, the chat with your librarian linked in our website wherein the students and faculty can just simply chat with us their concerns and we make sure to be responsive as possible. Also in our official website, we have posted the different links of our subscription and the open access databases so they can easily access it. These are free and our students can simply click on those links for the materials they need. These innovations are working well and we are happy to be of service to our students despite the challenges we are facing right now. In fact, our website and Facebook are gaining more views. Our official facebook page is ISATU Library and our new acquisitions are all posted there since we have wider scope of coverage and this is the most common platform our students are using.”

What are the challenges you have experienced in giving services to our students since the pandemic started?

Making the resources available to our students while considering their safety and protection was our main concern during the height of the pandemic. We have to plan out the best possible way for us to still continue giving services to our clienteles especially our students without putting their safety at stake. Of course, the main platform is through online and after those trials and error, we were able to pull off everything and helped graduate school students graduate despite the pandemic. Undergraduate students were also catered through online requests especially with their thesis references. Although taxing because we need to photocopy and scan the documents and send it back to the students but we have to do whatever we can do help them reach their dream of finishing their degree.

I miss seeing students in the four corners of this library and at times, I also miss to chat with them and seeing them physically is totally different that chatting with them online. This library was filled with uniformed students 2 years ago but now, the halls and pathways are emptied and it makes me feel sad in a way. But this is the new normal we are living right now and all we can do is to adopt and adjust.

What’s the development with our on-going library construction?

The construction of this three-story building is still ongoing and is already 91 percent work in progress and we hope that by the end of this year, the construction will be completed. We have already started packing some of our books actually and we are ready to transfer anytime soon and give better services to our clienteles.

Our soon-to-be new library has an elevator and censored doors and on the third floor there will be a mezzanine and a roof deck with wood flooring which was designed by our very own architects.

We look forward for the completion of this big project.



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